It was with increasing horror that I read of Backcountry 4x4’s desire to map trails in our San Jacinto Mountains; it’s no surprise that Jeep and Toyota are supporting them.

I imagine the destruction to habitat and to aesthetics, plus the increase in noise pollution we already suffer from the brigades of motorcycles.

It’s not as if 4x4s have no place to ride. Salazar noted maps of Big Bear exist and 10 more are planned. My sympathies to those communities.

Diann Coate